One Word Challenge: Rare
I’m going to talk about two little things in this post because I can’t really think of one big thing. Rare moments of pure happiness and rare moments of complete relaxation. I think it is so important to realize these things are rare. When we realize that, we appreciate it more and take full advantage of these moments. I experienced both of those this past weekend, so I guess I could say I had a pretty rare weekend, which is now a long weekend because SNOW DAY.
Rare moments of pure happiness
Being happy isn’t rare. Many things make people happy. But when we experience everyday things that make us happy, we’re often distracted by other things like life stresses, negative emotions etc. For example, I am really happy while I’m with friends but in the back of my mind, I am usually thinking about other things that may get in the way of me being strictly just happy.
What I’m talking about here is feeling no other emotion but happiness. Those moments where all you can think about is the thing that’s making you happy in that moment. All your troubles and stresses do not exist for that moment. It’s just you and the present moment. Nothing else matters. This is so rare and also not something you can really plan, it just happens.
I met my baby cousin this past weekend. She’s two weeks old. Holding her in my arms just felt magical. I just stared at her the whole time with a smile on my face. She was so tiny. Her little hand just wrapped around my finger. It was amazing. I just felt so happy. Nothing else mattered. I wasn’t thinking about anything else. I was just strictly, purely happy.
When I met Demi, I felt like this too. I felt so happy and nothing else mattered at that moment. Nothing else crossed my mind. The only thing I could think about was how my inspiration was right in front of me. How gorgeous and sweet she was. How good it felt to finally be able to hug and thank her. The only thing that mattered in that moment was me and her.
Rare moments of complete relaxation
Some people have really busy lives. It’s hard to find time to be completely relaxed. I’m in Journalism, which is a really busy program. I run this blog, which is sometimes a challenge to maintain and keep uploading. I have appointments. I have personal issues and life stresses to deal with. I also take the time to talk to my friends, and make sure they’re happy and healthy. When can I relax?
I make sure I take time to relax every day. It is important for my mental health. It’s easy for me to relax. I watch TV, listen to music, talk to friends/spend time with friends, eat chocolate, etc.. And I always do it with a warm, cozy blanket. But my mind is always going, it’s always thinking. Always planning my homework schedule, thinking about a topic for a blog, or thinking about any other life stressors. So it’s hard and rare for me to be able to completely relax, and completely ignore everything that’s going on in my life.
This past weekend, I went for a one hour massage. I knew I was probably going to think about stuff during it. On the way there, I promised myself that if I needed to, I was only going to think about one thing: A topic for this blog post. To my surprise, I was completely relaxed during my massage. Not only was I relaxed, but my mind was too! It felt so good just to be able to relax and not think about anything.
Being happy and relaxed is one thing. But having those happy and relaxing moments, without worrying or thinking about anything is another thing. For someone like me who has a lot on their mind, it’s a rare thing and one of the best feelings ever.
- What are a couple moments where you were strictly just happy and no other emotion got in the way of it?
- How do you relax? Can you completely relax? Or is there things constantly going on in your mind?
- Have you ever had a moment where you were completely relaxed and were able to ignore everything that was going on?
Like I always say,
Stay strong lovelies <3